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History Books: Blues v Dale

Rochdale vs Southend 20th January 2018

19 January 2018

Blues face 23rd placed Rochdale as both teams fight for vital points that could keep both clubs safe come the end of the season...

Here we dive into the archives and look at the history between the two sides ahead of tomorrow’s game.

Tomorrow’s game will be the 52nd meeting between the two sides, with Southend taking the clear advantage over the years after winning 24 games, drawing 13 and losing just 14 times against the Dale’s.

Blues also have another advantage over tomorrow’s opposition, after hitting the back of the net a total of 83 times against the Dale’s and only conceding 66 goals.

This year will mark the 60th anniversary between the two sides. The first game recorded between the two clubs took place on 27th September 1958, with the result ending 1-1 at the Spotland Stadium (Crown Oil Arena as of 2016).

The last time Blues beat Rochdale away from home was back in 2013, the result ended 3-0 thanks to goals from Barry Corr, Jacob Murphy and Michael Timlin.

Out of the last 10 away games against Rochdale we have won three, drawn one and lost six games, giving Rochdale the home advantage over Blues.

We have played just two cup competitions against Rochdale, with both sides winning one. The first cup game was in the English League Cup, it took place on 25th October 1960 at the Spotland Stadium (Crown Oil Arena), Rochdale won 5-2. The second game was in the FA Cup on 10th November 2007 at Roots Hall, which Southend won 2-1.

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